The Foreign Investment Review Board has approved a $10 million investment in listed Adelaide SME Micro-X (ASX:MX1) by Thales, with the companies to collaborate on new technology development for imaging systems for airports and elsewhere.
Vitamins and supplements manufacturer Blackmores (ASX:BKL) has announced that Alistair Symington will start as its new CEO and managing director in October.
Australia now has a space agency, and our federal and South Australian governments are looking to grow a prosperous space industry to boost productivity and employment.
The manufacturing sector contracted in June according to the Australian Industry Group Performance of Manufacturing Index – ending a 33-month streak of stable or growth results – and it is experiencing the weakest conditions in nearly three years.
Advanced Circular Polymers’ new plastics recycling facility at Somerton, which is Australia’s largest, officially opened this morning.
Supertuft, a Melbourne manufacturer of woolen carpets, has called for banning nylon and PET plastic pile carpet in Australia and New Zealand, citing the health impacts of flame retardants used in these.
A three-year project between Deakin University, Xefco and Proficiency Consulting to scale an advanced coating technology has been announced, and is being supported by a $505,231 Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre grant.
An Australian sports drink developed at leading universities will use its latest round of funding to expand nationally ahead of a US launch next year.
Chair of building products company CSR has said Australian manufacturers were paying gas prices similar to or greater than those in gas-poor Asian countries, and that this could end up sending companies offshore.
Number of Australian automotive manufacturers up since 2015, “positive signs are emerging,” says new report
An investigation into automotive manufacturing in Australia by ACA Research has found the number of companies increased from 260 to 300, employing 9,800, and with a combined value of $4 billion.